G.618. Monocymbium Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a solitary raceme enclosed by a boat-shaped reddish spatheole and grouped into a loose compound panicle; raceme dense without homogamous pairs. Sessile spikelets dorsally flattened; callus obtuse; lower glume not grooved; upper glume awned; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret 2-lobed with glabrous awn. Pedicellate spikelets resembling the sessile but awnless.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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ceresiiforme (Nees) StapfNDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Monocymbium
Flora of Malawi: Monocymbium
Flora of Mozambique: Monocymbium
Flora of Zambia: Monocymbium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Monocymbium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monocymbium
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monocymbium
JSTOR Plant Science: Monocymbium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monocymbium
Plants of the World Online: Monocymbium
Tropicos: Monocymbium
Wikipedia: Monocymbium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Monocymbium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=249, retrieved 1 June 2023

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